Salford Group territory manager Mike Dopp heads for America’s Dairyland, as he joins the Midwest farming community for the 2015 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Farm Technology Days takes place over three days, with this year’s event held in Dane County at Statz Brothers, Inc. Family Farms from August 25-27. The largest agricultural show in Wisconsin, and one of the largest in the nation, Farm Technology Days showcases the latest improvements in production agriculture, including many practical applications of recent research findings and technological developments.
One of the more unique features of Farm Technology Days is that each year one of the key exhibits is the venue itself, as the show rotates sites across the state featuring different host family farms.
Wisconsin Farm Technology Days features more than 600 commercial and educational exhibitors from sectors featuring machinery, equipment, facilities, products, and service needs. According to the show website, a wide variety of agricultural products and services used in today's dairy, livestock, and crop production systems in Wisconsin will be on display. In addition, specialists and county extension agents from the University of Wisconsin and state and federal agencies are on hand to answer questions.
Dopp will showcase an arsenal of equipment from Salford Group in booths 930-931, representing the full spectrum of the company’s Salford tillage, Valmar application, and BBI spreaders lines. From Salford’s tillage lineup built for soil productivity, Dopp will exhibit three models: the 9200 in-line ripper and two entries from the company’s Independent Series of vertical tillage implements, the I-1200 and I-2100.
The 9200 in-line ripper features a double frame for years of rugged performance. The design is set to meet the challenges of hard use and deep subsurface penetration, engineered to correct compaction problem and improve aeration and drainage.
The I-1200 and I-2100 are members of Salford’s breakthrough Independent Series, leading the vertical tillage wave in farming for more than a decade. The I-1200 is field finesse at its best, capable of producing the finest surface tillage available. Designed with 40 percent more blades and 39 percent more weight per machine than the standard I-1100, the I-1200 delivers superior seedbed preparation.
The I-1200 on display at Farm Technology Days will also feature Salford’s Switchblade attachment for anhydrous application or deeper banding of liquid and dry fertilizers. The combination of the I-1200 and the Switchblade is a great example of Salford’s product versatility bringing faster return on investment to producers in the field.
For those seeking raw power, the I-2100 delivers a jackhammer effect that more than matches up to tough ground conditions. The I-2100 has been engineered for compatibility with I-series seeding and fertilizer attachments to allow producers to combine field operations saving fuel and man hours.
From the Valmar lineup of precision application equipment, Dopp will have on-hand a 2455 implement-mount granular applicator for both seeding and herbicide/insecticide use. 55 series applicators from Valmar achieve industry-leading precision through ground-wheel drive metering that ensures an accurate application rate, regardless of ground speed.
The Salford booth will feature a pair of economic performance difference-makers from the BBI spreaders family, MagnaSpread and Grasshopper. MagnaSpread is the industry leader in cost-in-use, a measure of precision and efficiency that drives higher yields, reduced waste, and greater profitability from targeted application of fertilizer and lime.
The hydraulic-powered MagnaSpread is an option-rich line, with a variety of sizes available for applications ranging from small to mid-sized farms and golf courses all the way to versions optimized for large-acreage farms, featured in the Producer Series.
Grasshopper, also utilized for fertilizer and lime applications, is a clever design for mid-season top-dressing. The high-clearance frame on this mechanical, ground-wheel-drive model is coupled with special tires to minimize contact with emergent plants and minimize soil compaction.
In addition to all of these machines on display, Dopp will also demonstrate Salford tillage equipment in the field at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days. The I-5100 builds on the company’s patented design to deliver the first full primary tillage machine in the Independent Series of tools. With blades spaced at five inches in four rows, on the longest tillage frame in the Independent series, the I-5100 brings exceptional residue flow. The high-clearance individual blade mounts make this unit almost impossible to plug.
For more information on Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, visit the show website at www.wifarmtechnologydays.com.